Hey! Sorry to post a topic that isn't really typical in this group but
everyone everywhere else just gets into agruments and never comes to a
1) Are radar detectors legal? I've heard having one is totally legal
due to the fact that you can get one at your local Radio Shack or
electronic boutique. However, being pulled over and getting caught
having one will get you into some trouble? Is this so?
2) Are they worth it? Can you get ones that are so amazing that you
never get caught speeding? If so what are some good brands? Also, are
there brands that you can get for relatively cheap that work just as
good as the high-end models? Again: if so, what brands?
Like I said, sorry to ask this question in this group but you guys sure
know a lot more than any other groups and I trust you guys way more
than any others. Thanks for the help!
In Christ Alone
Only where posted. I think VA and DC are the only places where it's
written in law books to be illegal. Unless in one of those 2
locations, you cannot be cited for having one. And even in those 2
locations, you can own one but can't have it in your vehicle in a
location where you could potentially use it easily while still in
motion, so you could put it in the trunk.
They're also illegal in Canada, in the province of Quebec anyway...
I've heard good things about the Valentine 1, but also good things
I have a Beltronics and probably wouldn't get one again, not because
it doesn't pick up signals (it does that very well actually) but
because the power kept cutting out and the unit sometimes locked up
causing it to be ineffective. This started while it was under
warranty and they tried to say it was my vehicle and wouldn't cover
it. I think it's a bad solder joint but I can't get the darn thing
open to try and fix it.
I use an escort in my Silverado. In my bedroom community, the speed
limit is 30, 40, 45 and 55 all along the same route. Mostly 30
everywhere else. I don't intend to speed, just don't want to get caught
driving 40 in a 30 while day dreaming. The escort has been good and
picks up all 4 bands. There are a couple states that they are illegal
in, but I don't know which. Use google.
it's legal in 48 states, i think the only two it isn't legal in is
california and vermont. the cops usually just look at it really quick, i've
been pulled by a cop who tried to get me for speeding but saw that and only
could get me for driving too fast for conditions, which failed in court
the only ticket speeding ticket i've ever gotten was in a friend's truck
who used a whistler which was crap, low quiet tones for cop bands but high
load tones for security, i personally use a 6 band cobra which i would not
give up for the world. thing has flown out of a window onto the ground, into
a puddle, and has been run over,(i know i have my windows down too much and
those suction cups aren't the best) and still works like the day i bought
it. i love my cobra 6 band radar detector.
Hands down the best, been using detectors since the original Fuzz Buster
came out in the '70's.
I drive to do home service calls and a great detector is a must with all the
"Barney Fife'' speed traps I encounter.
Oh, ok? So you're saying that just because I'm a Christian that means I
can't buy/be interested in a radar detector? Did I SAY I was looking
for a radar detector so that I could speed through town and hit little
old ladies and not worry about getting caught? No. You have no reason
to assume anything there, George. I simply asked my friends on this
Group what they knew about radar detectors. God Bless you, George : )
In Christ Alone
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